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InsSciDE Kicks Off

InsSciDE, a brand-new EU funded project on the development of a shared science diplomacy for Europe, held its kickoff meeting on 26 January 2018. 

The 4-year project will engage historians, diplomats, scientists, and experts of strategy and policy to generate insights about science diplomacy as a practice, concept and historical phenomenon.
The project is coordinated by Professor Pascal Griset of Sorbonne Université, and the consortium is made up of 15 diverse institutes across 11 European States.

The kick-off meeting was a success, laying out the future for the project, the potential for wide-ranging and impactful results, and hosting a number of discussion panels and keynote speakers. 
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InsSciDE's Collaborations

InsSciDE has agreed to collaborate with its sister projects in European science diplomacy research, EL-CSID and S4D4C. The three projects will host a joint session on European Science Diplomacy at an upcoming AAAS conference on September 14 and have launched a shared LinkedIn group

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InsSciDE Historian Writes on NATO’s Science Committee

Simone Turchetti (University of Manchester) publishes two articles revealing a rich literature in science diplomacy to be explored in greater detail by InsSciDE

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InsSciDE Networks in Moscow

Advisor Vera I. Zabotkina, Vice-Rector at the Russian State University for Humanities in Moscow, welcomes two InsSciDE experts: Laurence Roche Nye and Pierre-Bruno Ruffini.

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Science Diplomacy in the News

InsSciDE is a forward-looking project, with its foundations set in the past. So what is in the news lately that will interest those in the field of science diplomacy? Visit our collection of articles and news stories that have interested InsSciDE partners.

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InsSciDEr News

What’s new with the hardest-working researchers in Europe?
  • Maria Diogo, leader of Science Diplomats, reports ‘huge interest’ in the InsSciDE project expressed by students of International Relations at NOVA in Lisbon. Similarly, Alexander Pruss, leader of Heritage, reports a ‘surpris[ing]’ level of interest in heritage from professional diplomats. Pruss also notes that “much of our actual work for and at the archaeological sites in the Near East is science diplomacy, even though we never thought to name it like that before”.
  • Heritage expert Nicolò Marchetti is active in WALADU, a project of several European Universities for the training of young Iraqi archaeologists in Iraq and abroad.
  • Rasmus Bertelsen leader of Power with Science Diplomacy reports that there are ‘bigger and richer questions than expected’ to be answered dealing with the placement of science diplomacy in the political science literature. Similarly, historian Anna Åberg of Security, says that she has become ‘fascinated by the complexity of the project to an even higher degree than before’.
  • On the methodological front, InsSciDE researchers explore the tension between top-down and bottom-up approaches to researching science diplomacy: should we start with a definition of science diplomacy and move from there, or do we first identify practices, explore how they emerge, and then consider the adequacy of definitions of science diplomacy? Is it logically possible to identify practices without working from some kind of definition? These contrasting ideas will be discussed in our virtual meetings.
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InsSciDE will organise scientific panels or presentations at each of the following events. Please get in touch with us to find out more, to get involved, or inform us of other events. You will find more information on 
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